…has gone by since the day of my birth (plus a couple of days, now.) I can’t believe that I am 25 years old. It seems like yesterday that I was a child and now I really am “all grown up”!
I didn’t do anything really exciting to celebrate. I did get to have dinner at Red Lobster with my mom which was nice, since I rarely get to see her anymore. We also walked around the mall a bit and bought a few things…for the kids! This was okay you see, because my friend Suzie and I went shopping yesterday with the babies (a girl’s only day) and I bought some things for myself. You will see below, a picture of my “Birthday Yarn” plus last winter’s issue of Interweave Knits. I really want a ballet wrap sweater for myself and have been looking for a nice pattern. While shopping at The Guild in Paducah this jumped at me from the shelf. You will note the 3 balls of outrageously priced Noro Silk Garden in the picture; those also jumped ON me! I have wanted to see, touch, have some Noro Silk Garden for awhile now and it is very nice, but not something I could knit with all the time. Since it is so expensive I want to find the perfect thing to knit with it, for myself of course. If anyone has any ideas on a pattern they would be appreciated :) After shopping at the guild and having some ice cream downtown we watched the barges and tugboats on the river for a bit before heading to Old Navy & Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby is where the rest of my “Birthday Yarn” was purchased and it was much more reasonable :) I have some pink cotton – planned for a baby hat; some navy cotton with a slightly chewed wrapper (Taylor promised to stay in the cart if I gave her something fun to play with, I got a funny look at the register) – for a dishcloth; some blue/purple Wool-Ease chunky – for a hat; and lastly, some Oatmeal Wool-Ease – because I wanted it.
I also found a few great deals at Old Navy, but the yarn was clearly the highlight of the day. Of course it helped to have such great company for some fun birthday shopping. I am hoarse today from talking so much yesterday, but I had a ton of fun. I can’t wait to do it again!
I also want to show off the beautiful Tiger Lillies outside our Kitchen windows. I can’t take credit for them, since they were planted long ago by someone else and pretty much take care of themselves, but they are lovely and deserve to be on here.